Duties Shifted for Several Members of Jay Wright's Staff
Scrimmage was followed by a performance by Drake
Former Villanova Wildcat Baker Dunleavy enters his third season as a member of the basketball staff and first in the role of assistant coach. Dunleavy previously served as the director of basketball operations and assistant strength coach after returning to Villanova in the summer of 2010. In this role, which he was elevated to in August 2012, Dunleavy assists with on-court teaching, player development and recruiting. Dunleavy was a standout at Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore., averaging 14 points and six rebounds per game as a senior in 2000-01. Following a post-graduate campaign at Lawrenceville (N.J.) Prep, the 6-5 swingman enrolled at Villanova as part of one of the most notable recruiting classes in the history of Villanova that included Randy Foye, Jason Fraser, Allan Ray and Curtis Sumpter. As a Wildcat, Dunleavy appeared in 28 games over his four seasons, starting once. As a junior he was a part of the VU squad that helped the `Cats return to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in and a year later was part of the only Villanova team to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. After earning his degree in 2006, Dunleavy settled in New York City, where he worked for Merrill Lynch before accepting his current position. His brother Mike Dunleavy is a former NBA first round draft pick now a member of the Milwaukee Bucks and his father, Mike Dunleavy, Sr., was the head coach for four NBA franchises, most recently the Los Angeles Clippers. Dunleavy married the former Chrissi Ingelsby in August 2012. The couple makes its home in Conshohocken, Pa.